20th Century Fox unexpectedly just dropped a new trailer for Dark Phoenix and unfortunately, its been hit with mixed responses from the fandom. One of the major criticism is that the trailer itself unveils a big spoiler intentionally and moviegoers just don’t seem to be happy about that.
The new trailer confirms that Mystique is one of the mutants who will be a victim to the Dark Phoenix’s rage. As shocking that may sound it seem to have been Simon Kinberg’s plan all along.
Speaking to EW, the director discussed the reason behind the revelation of Mystique’s death in the new trailer. From the looks of it, the filmmakers want the audience to know that Dark Phoenix is not the typical Marvel movie but will instead give a gritty and somber experience to take at the end.
“Well, the thought process behind that was to primarily show that this is a movie that is unlike other X-Men movies,” said Kinberg. “It’s a movie where shocking things happen, where intense, dramatic things happen. People don’t just fall off buildings and dust themselves off and walk away. There’s a reality to this movie and a consequence to this movie. Even more than that, it was to show that Jean/Dark Phoenix is genuinely a threat to everyone, including the X-Men.”
There is certainly a lot for fans to take from the new trailer. Jean’s rampage as the Dark Phoenix seems to extend far beyond Mystique and Kinberg also confirms that.
“There are certainly other major casualties in this,” said the director. You can check out the new trailer below.
The trailer also has similarities to X-Men: Last Stand. For instance, the death of Mystique takes place in Jean’s childhood home similar to Last Stand which showed Jean killing Charles Xavier in her home. But Kinberg confirms that this wasn’t intentional and should not be considered as a homage and that “it’s very very different sequence.” You can head over EW to read the entire interview.
Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on June 7, 2019.
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